Someone said that Nora had a knack for making the most ordinary people also the most extraordinary characters. I know that this was not just a talent, but also the heart of Nora Ephron: an amazingly brilliant woman who was sensationally kind and relatable.
That afternoon, Julia Child mastered French cooking, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams mastered Julia Child, the ill could walk, the young could dream, all could laugh and Nora Ephron, in her inimitable way, had orchestrated the whole thing.
There will not be another Nora Ephron or her classic movies, especially for a certain generation who grew up on her movies. We never thought they or she would ever go away, her trademark witty banter between characters.
That line about divorce encapsulated everything about Nora Ephron: how smart and funny and incisive was; how she possessed the world's most finely tuned bullshit detector; how she couldn't help but go straight to the heart of the matter.